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Default World Builder's Handbook Size Related Details Step 8a p.62

Hello all,

In the World Builder's Handbook (WBH) p. 62 Step 8 Satellite Orbital Period 8a Orbital period reads as follows:

"Multiply the central planet's diameter by the satellites orbital distance (in diameters) to get the satellite's orbital distance in kilometers.

Example: The diameter of the central planet is 5,678 km, and the satellite orbits at 25 diameters. The satellite's orbital distance is 5m678 x 25 or 141,950 km."

I was not able to find a table or method in the WBH that to determine how many diameters away from the satellite orbits the central planet.

MT RM p. 29 Step 36 Satellite orbital distance is in radii of the central planet.

Where do I find the satellite's 25 diameters?

Would I use the MT RM Extended System Generation p. 29?

Update 06:09 PDT 5/25/16

After some consideration I believe that the Orbital Distance is from MT RM p. 29 and that MT WBH Step 8a p. 62 reference to the satellite's "orbital distance (in diameters)" should be "satellite's orbital distance (in radii)".

I am hoping for some feedback and will hold off posting a possible change to the MT errata forum site until 5/26/16 PDT.
Tom Rux

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